Thailand Police Catch Man Who Was On The Way To Shoot Wife & Her Lover At Shopping Mall

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Prevented shooting in Ayutthaya

man arrested with gun
Image credit: Sunthorn Pongpao via Bangkok Post

A man was arrested by local police officers during a traffic search in Ayutthaya, which lies 1 hour away from Bangkok. He was found to be in possession of an unregistered pistol, which was loaded with 1 bullet.

Confessed that he planned to shoot wife

The motorcyclist in question is 45-year-old Somkhid Ruennangyaem, who was caught after he was pulled over for a search on Tuesday, 3rd March 2020. Besides the loaded gun, police also found 7 more bullets underneath the motorcycle’s seat, as reported by Bangkok Post today.

Ruennangyaem allegedly confessed that he was on his way to a nearby shopping mall where his wife worked. He had planned to shoot his wife along with her lover, whom he had found also worked at the mall.

Currently under custody for illegal possession of firearms

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Evidence retrieved from Ruennangyaem
Image credit: Sunthorn Pongpao via Bangkok Post

He is currently in custody with pressed charges for illegal possession of firearms, as well as carrying them in public.

The news comes not too long after a string of shootings in Thailand this year, which included a robbery in Lopburi, the biggest mass shooting by a single gunman at Terminal 21 Korat, as well as 2 shootings in Bangkok at Chula Soi 10 and Century Movie Plaza which killed 1.

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